The transfer of loads involves certain risks. If a load is not properly secured, it can fall out of a crane or hoist when being transferred. If you are lucky, the damage may be negligible, but the idea of a load hitting a person doesn’t bear thinking about.
Such incidents must of course be prevented, so it is important to know everything that is necessary to secure a load properly. Many of the risks that relate to securing loads can be prevented by pursuing an effective purchasing policy for lifting and hoisting equipment. This will help bring about safe, responsible and efficient working methods.
The role of the Working Conditions Act (Arbowet)
The Working Conditions Act has an important role to play in the safe securing of loads. This law describes in detail what is expected of both the employer and the employee. When it comes to safe working, collective responsibility is said to exist.
Follow the Safe Hoisting training programme
Anyone who wants to know and/or learn more about the safe lifting of loads can follow the Safe Hoisting training programme. This course is given by a number of EKH members, but can also be followed at VTC. It is recommended to follow this course in respect of the safe lifting of loads.
This training programmes allows employers and employees to gain a better insight into where the risks lie and how these can be best managed. After the training programme, course participants will know more about the safe lifting of loads, so enabling safer working practices and reducing the number of accidents and near-misses, and allowing equipment to be used for longer periods of time.
Want to know more about the safe securing of loads?
For those wanting to know more about the safe securing of loads, please contact us for more information. Feel free to call us on +31 (0)30 605 33 44 for more information.